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Towards a Generative Politics of Expression: Re-Negotiating Identity in the "Traditional" Dances of Fiji and Fiji's Canadian Diaspora
Recent performances of the “traditional” Fijian song-dance practice called meke indicate a re-negotiation of identity amongst Fijians living in Fiji and Canada. Post-independence Fiji has had a tumultuous history with ...
What is Music For?: Utopian Ecomusicologies and Musicking Hornby Island
This dissertation concerns making music as a utopian ecological practice, skill, or method of associative communication where participants temporarily move towards idealized relationships between themselves and their ...
Killing Matters: Canadian War Remembrance and the Ghosts of Ortona
This dissertation combines critical discourse analysis with person-centred ethnography to examine the dissonant relationships between Canadian war veterans' narratives and the national discourse of Canadian war remembrance. ...